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JLab Science Activities for Teachers (JSAT)
Jefferson Lab, Newport News, VA
September 2021 - May 2022


What is JSAT?

JSAT is an after school program for 5th, 6th and 8th grade science teachers designed to build teachers' skills in the physical sciences, funded by the Jefferson Science Associates Initiatives Fund.

What will I do in JSAT?

The 2021 - 2022 program will include interactive activities to enhance physical science instruction at the middle school level and lectures by Jefferson Lab staff on the applications of science. And, yes, teachers WILL receive class sets of some activities!

2021 - 2022 topics will include matter, energy transfer, force and motion, magnetism and electricity, atomic structure, waves and sound, simple machines, watershed and optics.

Where does JSAT take place?

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) in Newport News, Virginia. [Google Maps]

When does JSAT take place?

Specific dates (for the 2021 - 2022 program) are listed below. Each session takes place between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

5th Grade Teachers

September 23

October 7

October 21

October 28

November 18

December 2

December 16

January 20

February 3

February 17

March 3

March 17

March 31

April 7

April 20

May 5

6th Grade Teachers

September 21

October 5

October 19

November 9

November 30

December 14

January 11

January 18

February 1

February 15

March 1

March 15

March 29

April 20

April 26

May 10

8th Grade Teachers

September 29

October 13

October 27

November 3

November 17

December 1

December 15

January 12

January 26

February 9

February 23

March 9

March 23

April 20

May 4

May 18

Why should I attend JSAT?

All JSAT components address the National Science Education Standards and the Virginia Standards of Learning.

All teachers who attend at least 80% of the program hours will receive a stipend of $100 at the end of the school year.

All teachers are eligible to receive up to 48 recertification points during the 2021 - 2022 JSAT program.


This program is open to middle school teachers employed full time in public, private, or parochial schools and whose major teaching assignment includes science. U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident Alien status is required.

Please be aware of the time commitment. Missing more than 20% of the program hours will result in the forfeiture of your program eligibility.

How do I apply to JSAT?

Application forms can be completed and submitted online or requested via email. Please upload your completed application to this Google form. Completed applications are due September 10th, 2021.

What other program information is available?

Who should I contact if I have questions?

5th Grade JSAT: Carol McKisson - (757) 269-7560 []

6th Grade JSAT: Rhonda Bell - (757) 269-7633 []

8th Grade JSAT: Lisa Surles-Law - (757) 269-5002 []

This project is supported by the JSA Initiatives Fund, an annual commitment from the JSA owners, SURA and PAE Applied Technologies, to support programs, initiatives, and activities that further the scientific outreach, and promote the science, education and technology missions of Jefferson Lab and benefit the Lab user community.

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